9th August 2022

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£816 bill for Tumble man who failed to identify driver alleged to be guilty of motoring offence

A 42-year-old man from Tumble has to pay a  total of £816 after appearing before Llanelli Magistrates’ Court.

Mr Matthew Darren Gealy of Bethania Road, Upper Tumble appeared before Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on July 7th charged with exceeding the 20mph speed limit on a restricted road.

The court heard that on 26/01/2022 Gealy drove a motor vehicle on  Cilsaig Road/Dafen Road,  at a speed exceeding 20 miles per hour in contravention of a Local traffic Order, namely The County of Carmarthenshire (North Llanelli)
(Imposition of 20mph speed limit) Order 2021, Contrary to the above Local Traffic Order and sections 84 and 89(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

The speed recorded by means of Laser was 27 miles per hour. The offence was withdrawn.

The court also heard that on 05/04/2022 at Safety Camera Unit, Pontypridd, having been required by
or on behalf of the Chief Officer of Police for Dyfed-Powys Police, failed to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle, who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence Contrary to section 172(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

The offence was proved under a Single Justice Procedure.

Gealy was fined £660.00 and ordered to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £66.00.

He was also ordered to  pay costs of £90.00 and his driving record endorsed with 6 points.

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